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Physical Abuse - Check Your Symptoms

Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:

  • You think that you or someone you know is in danger of being abused.
  • You have been hurt and cannot have someone safely take you to emergency care.
  • You have just been abused.
  • A family member has just been abused.

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

  • You are worried about abuse in your relationship.
  • You are worried about abuse of a family member or friend.
  • You suspect that a child has been abused.

Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if you have any problems.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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